Health and Resiliency in Aviation
Applying Health Care Principles to The Future of Airports
August 18, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET | Virtual
The impacts from the global pandemic have required the aviation industry to take a different approach to the design and function of airports. COVID-19 may be the most impactful public health crisis in recent memory but it is generally agreed that our world will likely encounter other public health crises in the future. With this in mind, airport operators, like health care facilities, have the opportunity to position their facilities and their organization’s response protocols to automatically respond to changing risk profiles. A structured and layered approach to mitigate the transmission and spread of disease based on fluctuating risk assessments in an airport’s own physical environment could provide increased safety measures to travelers and airport employees.
This session brings experts on health care design, airport design and infectious disease control together with executive directors to outline technical, operational, and behavioral strategies based on current health best practices to help airports respond to their immediate needs, near-term needs and needs that will undoubtedly arise in the future.